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Beeswax is a natural wax produced by honey bees. The bees form the wax into scales by wax-producing glands in the abdomen of the worker bees. Beeswax is used to create the hexagonal comb for storage of brood, pollen > bee bread, and nectar > honey. Beeswax is also used to cap (close off) brood cells, honey cells, and queen cells.
We collect beeswax during the honey extracting process from the wax capping, any damaged comb from the extracting equipment, and every few years from the beehive frames to keep the reused comb within a hive in good condition. We render (melt down and filter) the combination of beeswax to purify it from any remnant honey and impurities. The end result is a fine filtered beeswax with many applications and practical uses.
Our beeswax blocks are made from 100% pure filtered beeswax, rendered from wax cappings during the honey extraction process.
Beeswax has many uses ranging from; food wraps, candles, furniture polish, crayons, lip balm, wood lubricant, body butter, footwear waterproofing, wood cutting board conditioning, rust preventative for tools, homemade deodorant, lotion bars, soothing cracked heels and hands, homemade vapor rubs, and the list of great uses goes on.
Yes. We harvest our honey late summer each year from our bee yards between Revelstoke and Armstrong BC, Canada.
Currently our honey is mostly a Alfalfa, Clover, and Wildflower blend.
We just started developing custom, native, non-invasive, wildflower, pollinator friendly habitat at our bee yards, to offer a unique flavour profile for our region. We're very excited to be increasing pollinator habitat, focusing on high value forage and nutrition for our bees and native pollinators, and creating a designer honey flavor profile.
Honey has a natural tendancy to gradually crystalize over time, depending on the sugar content of the nectar foraged. Some nectars will cause honey to crystalize quicker than others, along with a variety of other contributing factors.
To preserve the natural goodness in raw honey, you can place your jar in a pot of water on slow and low heat (just before a boil) and patiently wait for it to return to liquid. If you have a plastic bucket of honey, you should be able to also place in enough water that the two bottoms do not touch, and follow the same steps.
We are in the process of offering shipping within BC.
Unfortunately it will be a while yet, before we ship our honey out of Province and country. Once shipping is offered all other products will be available inter-provincially and out of country.
Not yet. We are working towards offering both creamed honey, and a limited supply of comb honey after the 2022 harvest.